FSP Hyper K 700W Closer Look:
So this is what the back of the PSU looks like. We have a hive-like grill here. That’s to let the hot air pass out from the system. Then we have a switch for PSU power and the socket for the power cord.
The sides of the PSU are empty, no branding or design here. However, one side has a warranty sticker applied over a screw, so say bye bye to your warranty if you want to disassemble the PSU for whatever reasons.
On the front, we have all the cables coming out from one side and we also have some cuts on the body. These cuts help with the overall airflow inside the chassis.
At the bottom, we have the 120mm fan. There’s not much detail mentioned about the fan itself other than the noise reading on FSP’s website. Also, the fan is behind a grill preventing any accidental injuries and as well as keeping the footprint on airflow minimum.
And at the top, you’ll find the information sticker with the input/out voltage details table and some warnings and certification along with the P/N and S/N numbers.
Now let’s have a look at all the cables coming out of the PSU. So starting up with the SATA cables, we have 2x SATA Cables. Each cable has 4x SATA headers however if you look at them, both cables look different. Well one of them is the normal SATA cable that you see mostly in the market with about 6-inch distance between each header with a total length of 38 inches. While the other cable, which FSP like to call the SATA Array cable has the headers only about 2.5 inches apart from each other with a total length of 28 inches. This type of cable is perfect for chassis that have HDDs stacked over each other.
It does come with 2x PCIe Cables. Each cable has 2x 6+2 pin headers. Lengthwise, it’s about 20+6 inches.
On the Molex end, we have 2 Molex headers and 1 floppy drive header with a total length of 20+6+6 inches. Well, I’m not sure why we still have PSUs with Floppy drive header but I’m glad that we only have 1x Molex cable with only 2x Molex headers on it. To be honest, I find Molex cables a burden on PSUs and a waste of room, but PSU manufacturers still need to include them with their PSUs to meet the standards. And you might not use a Molex HDD nowadays, but there are still other devices like LEDs, adaptors etc that still comes with a Molex connector. And having required only one Molex header on such devices, you end up using the whole Molex cable with 2 or more Molex headers as an extra.
The EPS 2x 4pin cable is about 24 inches in length.
And here’s the standard 20+4pin ATX cable which is about 22 inches in length.
And umm, yea, we did void the warranty just so you can see what the interior of the PSU looks like. Well, why not! The Shroud is held in place by 4 small screws, 2 on each sides. However I also had to remove the fan screws just so I could get the top cover removed properly.
Unlike certain other PSUs, the fan on this PSU is soldered to the PCB. So in case if the fan dies and you’re out of warranty, you cannot just swap it with a new fan. Rather, you’ll have to de-solder and solder a new fan to the PCB. Also, the fan on this PSU doesn’t have the feature where it stops spinning on low load.
And here are some more pictures of the interior of the PSU. I’m not much knowledgeable on these electrical components, but one thing that even a novice can notice is the neatness of the interior. I’ve seen a few PSUs that are plastered with glues and what not, but that’s not the case with this one. Most of the capacitors used on this PSU are from CapXon while the larger 420v one is from TEAPO. These capacitors aren’t considered as the best one available on the market but still does it’s job and saves a few penny for the company. Also, there’s no insulation under the PCB.